News 2005


20 November 2005

Call for review after family deported without son; IMMIGRATION: CHILDREN’S RIGHTS; Children’s commissioner speaks of ‘distress’ at cases of young people caught in asylum system

Reprinted from The Sunday Herald November 20, 2005 Byline: By Rachelle MoneyHighlight: Children’s commissioner Kathleen Marshall says scrutiny of the system is essential Photograph: Peter Sandground Body SCOTLAND’S Commissioner for Children and Young People has called for immigration procedures to be reviewed following the case of…


30 September 2005

A shameful deportation Treatment of Vucaj family reflects badly on Scotland

Reprinted from the Herald Newspaper Editorial Section SO MUCH for protocol. The agreement reached by JackMcConnell with the Home Office on a code of conduct for removing failed asylum-seekers from Britain counted for little yesterday. The Vucaj family, who had lived happily in Glasgow for five years, were taken from…


30 September 2005

BBC NEWS | Glasgow Dawn raid furore family deported

A Kosovan family whose eviction sparked a row over dawn raids on failed asylum seekers have been deported. The Home Office confirmed it had deported the Vucaj family, who were taken from their Glasgow flat after their asylum application was rejected. Witnesses said the family endured heavy-handed tactics during the…

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